Design and implementation of stakeholder-driven initiatives that contribute to the goal of global decarbonisation alongside sustainable development.

Climate and development priorities are closely interlinked
Climate change and sustainable development are closely interlinked.

Climate change and sustainable development are closely interlinked. Many countries are developing strategies to integrate climate objectives into their national development goals, linking the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

We support the development of national or sector specific low-emission economic development strategies and the implementation of their building blocks such as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Long-term Low GHG Emissions Development Strategies (LTSs) under the Paris Agreement, with the aim of ensuring that climate change considerations are integrated into national as well as sector-level planning and implementation processes. This includes the analysis of mitigation options in key sectors such as power, transport, buildings, agriculture or industry and their associated climate and development benefits, the conceptualisation of policy measures and programmes and the development of associated institutional structures and capacities for their implementation. We support stakeholder-driven initiatives and collaborate closely with local experts to make best use of local, national and international knowledge and expertise in the area of climate change and sustainable development.

NewClimate experts have supported governments around the world, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Georgia, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Kenya, Malawi, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Samoa, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.

Key contacts

Frauke Röser
Frauke Röser

Thomas Day

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Associated projects

Deep Decarbonisation in Latin America

The aim of the project is to create the enabling conditions to make finance flows consistent with low-carbon development pathways in three Latin American countries and to create an improved policy and regulatory framework to mobilise the investments needed to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.

Implications of the decrease of RES-E and battery cost projections for the revision of the NDCs of Argentina, Mexico and Indonesia

Key mitigation technologies, i.e. renewable power generation and battery technologies, are substantially cheaper now than projected in 2015. This project investigates the potential impact of these investment cost reductions for three countries: Argentina, Mexico, and Indonesia.

De-risking renewable energy investment in South Eastern Europe

In this project, NewClimate Institute in collaboration with Agora Energiewende and local research partners, looked at the impact of de-risking measures on the financing cost of renewable energy investments in two countries in South Eastern Europe (SEE), Greece and Serbia.

Climate Opportunity

The research funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCOM), developed by NewClimate Institute, C40, and GCOM investigates the economic, social, and environmental benefits for climate change mitigation action in cities

Overviews on sectoral implementation of nationally determined contributions

Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute, supported by GIZ, developed a series of briefing papers giving an overview of status and prospects for NDC implementation at the sector level. The papers summarise the current status of NDC submissions, the coverage of sectors within the NDC submissions, new trends for mitigation potential and action… Read More

Capacity building for integrated and ambitious climate policy planning in Georgia and Mongolia

Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute, as an implementing partner of GIZ, supports the Governments of Georgia and Mongolia with the further development of their climate policy planning. In Mongolia, NewClimate Institute supported the government to establish the process for the update of the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution. Contributing towards this process, the… Read More

Cool contributions fighting climate change

Facilitating the global transformation towards climate-friendly and energy-efficient refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) technologies by providing policy and technical guidance to six developing countries. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute in partnership with HEAT International (lead) is supporting the GIZ Cool Contributions initiative to deliver the IKI funded project with the objective to… Read More

Ambition to Action

Supporting Argentina, Indonesia, and Kenya with the implementation of their NDCs, through the analysis of impacts and benefits of various sector pathways. Return to all expertise and projects – A2A Phase I ran from 2016 to 2019 and was implemented by NewClimate Institute in partnership with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) part… Read More

Benefits of climate change mitigation action in cities

Analysing the benefits of potential climate change mitigation for cities. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute has partnered with C40 Cities and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCOM) to conduct a quantitative analysis of the benefits of potential climate change mitigation actions for cities. Mitigation measures in the building, transport and energy sectors… Read More

Supporting the Tunisian Solar Plan NAMA

Supporting the ‘Plan Solaire’, aiming to  generate 30% of Tunisia’s electricity using renewables by 2030. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute is supporting the development of a NAMA for the Tunisian Solar Plan (PST). The project is conducted under the leadership of the Tunisian company ALCOR on behalf of UNDP funded by the… Read More

Good Practice Database

Identification and analysis of good practice examples from international mitigation and adaptation actions.

Global Good Practice Analysis of LEDS, NAMAs, INDCs, and MRV

Identification of good practice case studies on the development and implementation of LEDS, NAMAs, INDCs and MRV systems across the world

Intended Nationally Determined Contribution for Vietnam

Support for the preparation of the INDC for the waste and agriculture sectors

Supporting the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) process in Uganda

Technical assistance to the Government of Uganda for the preparation of the mitigation component of the INDC.

Co-benefits of climate change contributions

Assessing the achieved and missed co-benefits of countries’ Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

Training workshop on NAMAs in the Maldives

NewClimate Institute supported a NAMA training in the Maldives organised by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The training gave the participants an understanding of the concept of NAMAs in the international and the domestic context. It highlighted specific aspects to be considered for the development of NAMAs, for example, financing and MRV. During the… Read More

Governing NAMAs

Understanding how and where NAMAs succeed: As NAMAs are advancing from the concept phase towards operationalization a main challenge will be to ensure that this happens in an internationally coordinated manner while simultaneously allowing for diversity in national actions. Return to all expertise and projects This research project undertaken by a consortium consisting of NewClimate… Read More

Development of a NAMA proposal for Peru

Scaling up waste-to-energy activities in the Peruvian agricultural sector: The objective of the NAMA is to promote the scaling up of self-supply waste-to-energy technologies in the Peruvian agricultural sector to contribute to rural sustainable development and to global climate change mitigation. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute supported the Peruvian government to develop… Read More

Further reading

The energy transition after COVID-19 Feb 2021 - This paper discusses the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis on the energy sector and frames it in the broader perspective of the climate crisis and development aspirations.
Decarbonisation scenarios for the transport sector in Georgia Jan 2021 - This report explores several emission pathway scenarios for Georgia’s transport sector, in the context of the challenges currently faced in the sector, and the implications of international climate commitments and national development objectives.
Decarbonisation Pathways for the EU Cement Sector Dec 2020 - What technical options are there for the EU cement sector to decarbonise, and how can ambition be raised in the near, mid and long term?
Decreasing costs of renewables in Argentina (two reports) Dec 2020 - The research looks at how cost reductions for renewable energy technologies impact energy planning and climate policy in Argentina, including in the NDC process.
NDC Update Report December 2020 – Come together Dec 2020 - The 2020 NDC Update report discusses countries’ preparedness to ratchet up ambition in the first NDC update cycle amidst a global health crisis. We see reasons for optimism, but action widely lags behind, 2021 is the year we have to come together and act decisively.
Haciendo Realidad las Estrategias a Largo Plazo para un Desarrollo Bajo en Emisiones de GEI Dec 2020 - Esta guía ofrece recomendaciones a los tomadores de decisiones sobre cómo abordar la elaboración de una LTS o estrategia a largo plazo para un desarrollo bajo en emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, dadas las circunstancias singulares de cada país en 2020, y de las futuras revisiones de la misma.
Making long-term low GHG emissions development strategies a reality May 2020 - This guidance provides recommendations to policy makers on how to approach the development of a long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategy (LTS) given the unique circumstances of individual countries in 2020, and future revisions thereof.
Good Practice Database Summary Report Apr 2020 - In continuation of the Good Practice Analysis (GPA) 1.0 and 2.0, this analysis of new case studies for the Good Practice Database (GPD) enhances and expands the existing repository of good practice examples with a focus on NDC implementation.
The Mongolian electricity sector in the context of international
climate mitigation efforts
Mar 2020 - Synthesis report on the impacts of electricity supply sector development in Mongolia on climate change targets and health impacts associted to air pollution from coal power plants.
A roadmap for the power supply sector in Argentina Feb 2020 - The “Ambition to Action” (A2A) project provided support to the Argentinian NDC process between March 2017 and December 2019. This report provides a synthesis of the results of three years of supporting governmental and non-governmental constituencies with analytical support for the energy supply sector.

Public presentations & interviews

Haciendo Realidad las Estrategias de Desarrollo Bajo en Emisiones de GEI Dec 2020 - Durante este webinar se han presentado y discutido opciones para la preparación de estrategias de desarrollo bajo en emisiones de GEI en el contexto de la recuperación económica tras la pandemia de COVID-19.
Making long-term low GHG emissions development strategies a reality Nov 2020 - At this virtual event, we presented and discussed guidance for the development of long-term low GHG emission development strategies, in the context of economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.